We know the following truths about what happens when you die. The information comes from people living in the afterlife, not religions, gurus, or popular culture. These are the truths we know in detail with certainty from descriptions by people living in the afterlife. The information is taken from books by Seek Reality authors that have thousands of citations of people living in the afterlife testifying that there is life after death, what happens during the transition, and what life is like in the afterlife.
What happens after you die is just a change of focus
We know what happens when you die. You just have a change of focus. We were in our room or in bed or driving down a highway and suddenly we have a change of focus to being outside of our body looking down or we awaken in a room with our family or we awaken in a recovery area. Whatever happens, you were experiencing there and suddenly you’re experiencing here—it is just a change of focus you hardly notice.
It may seem that something has ceased to exist at the transition, but the person simply is changing attunement to another reality. It is much like our change of focus from computing our taxes to being interrupted by the phone ringing and talking with a close friend. When we’re doing our taxes, we don’t have our friend in mind at all. When we’re talking to our friend, we don’t have the taxes in mind at all. It’s as though we are in two different awarenesses. We have just changed focus. That’s what happens during the death transition.
Because we change focus, we no longer need the body we had when we were focusing on the earth realm. We have a new body that is attuned to our new reality.
We know what happens in the time leading up to when you die
You are cared for at every minute of your life, including just before and during your death. Your transition is a special event, so the care is much more obvious. If you are transitioning over time, such as from an illness, you will see loved ones in spirit coming for you and have other experiences showing you are being gently guided into the afterlife.
Every person has unique experiences in the transition from Earth School that suit the individual. However, there are general occurrences leading up to the transition and during the transition that are similar.
There is a “call” to loved ones
When death is expected, as at the end of protracted illness, there is a “call” to loved ones to come in the period leading up to the transition and at the time of the transition. Those in the afterlife answer the call and are with the person in the days before the transition and are there to help at the moment of transition.
In the case of a sudden death, there is no time for the call, so loved ones are not immediately with the person. Nonetheless, there are always “deliverers” who come to help the person make the adjustment.
Pre-death and deathbed visions are common
Everything we know about the life after death tells us that Our Universal Intelligence has set up life so the transition into the next plane of eternal life is as easy as possible; the universe is filled with love and compassion. Pre-death visions are an example of that preparation for a gentle transition.
Pre-death visions are visions of deceased loved ones that patients commonly have in the weeks before they transition. Deathbed visions are the visions dying patients have in the days or hours immediately preceding the transition. Both help the person prepare for the transition.
Transitioning people report seeing angels and other religious figures, but most report seeing familiar deceased people who often communicate that they have come to help take them away. The transitioning person’s mood and health often change when they have such a vision. During these visions, a once depressed or pain-riddled person is elated and relieved of pain.
Watch videos of hospice nurses describing incidents they witnessed with transitioning patients at www.earthschoolanswers.com/visions/.
View a video of Martha Atkins, death and dying educator and executive director at Contemplative Care for the Dying and founder of the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas, speaking about deathbed and near-death visions at www.earthschoolanswers.com/atkins/.
View a video of Dr. Christopher Kerr, CEO of the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, speaking about deathbed and near-death visions at www.earthschoolanswers.com/kerr/.
We know what happens when you die
When you die, you merely stop having experiences using the Earth School body. You do continue to have experiences—because your Mind never was in the body. The transition is quite smooth and painless, without trauma or fear. People who have made the transition to life after death describe suddenly feeling calm and comfortable, then being aware they are in a new condition. They don’t even notice the transition.
At the moment the earth body stops functioning, the person ceases to have body experiences. The person has not changed, but the person’s experiences are different. Those who have made the transition all remark how easy the transition is. For those who experience a catastrophic death, there may be a brief coma or period of unconsciousness during which the event occurs, or the person may suddenly be standing next to the lifeless body with no experience or recollection of the separation itself. There are accounts of people being taken away from an impending disaster and watching it happen from the safety of a lofty position. For those who have made the transition after a period of declining health, the individual is greeted by people in spirit as the transition occurs. All fear or anxiety dissolves and a profound peace comes over the person.
There are many accounts of floating out of the body in the moments after the body is abandoned. Some of the descriptions note a snapping of what seem to be strings attaching the person’s spirit to the body.
You will feel no pain when we die
All speakers from the afterlife say there is no pain during the transition, although the person may have been in pain from disease or trauma before the death. People who transition because of illness have no experience of the body’s pain at the end, even though the people gathered around the deathbed see struggles or signs of pain.
People who transition because of a horrendous accident are spared the pain of the trauma that results in their transition, although they may experience the fear and trauma leading up to the accident. But they describe being taken out just before the actual trauma.
At times, the person who leaves the body suddenly may watch events unfold around their lifeless body as they normally would watch events on earth. A man communicating through South African trance medium Nina Merrington explained that he was spared the pain of a fatal auto accident and actually observed the event from outside of it. This is her account:
Mike Swain, who died in an auto accident, told his father Jasper Swain, a Pietermaritzburg, South Africa lawyer, that he left his body an instant before the cars actually impacted. Heather, his fiancée’s young sister, was also killed in the accident. Mike told of being blinded by the glare of the sun reflecting off of the windscreen of the oncoming car. “All of a sudden, the radiance changes from silver to gold. I am being lifted up in the air, out through the top of the car. I grabbed little Heather’s hand. She too is being lifted up out of the car.” When they were about 30 feet above the car, they witnessed the collision below them and heard a noise like the snapping of steel banjo strings. They had suffered no pain.
When a person has been ill for some time and is not conscious, that person is already not using the body. The body may be moaning and writhing in pain, but that is just the automatic reactions of the body. The person is no longer there and feels no pain.
We know what happens to you after death
The transition into the afterlife is as easy as closing your eyes and awakening in a comfortable, loving setting. You won’t even notice the transition, although you’ll realize when you awaken that you aren’t where you went to sleep. People who have made the transition all say it was easy and painless.
All people who have made the transition have the same joyous reaction to finding that they continue to live after the body dies. People who have made the transition describe a feeling of being light and free. Any maladies they might have had in Earth School are gone. They experience no pain, even if their bodies were wracked with pain in the last moments of Earth School. They know then without doubt that there is life after death.
You may enter a period of sleep when you die
Some enter a period of sleep without being conscious of what has happened. Sometimes that is a short coma. People may go through a longer period of sleep for two to four earth days that helps them make the transition into the next life. The length of time may depend on the person’s spiritual development that prepares them for the transition. Someone who understands the transition and anticipates it may experience a shorter sleep. They may awaken in a recovery area appearing much like a hospital to them, with attendants who greet them upon their awakening and help them adjust to their new condition.
You may awaken in a hospital-like setting in the afterlife
Many people who are now residents of the afterlife report that they were sick in bed on earth one moment and the next woke up in a recovery facility that looks like a hospital with many beds, but no walls. They feel like they must be in a hospital, but their loved ones come to them and explain that they are in a recovery facility placed there to wake up easily and comfortably. The loved ones then accompany them out of that area into the life after this life, explaining to them what has happened to them and what will happen next.
A woman named Mary Ivans described wakening in a setting she felt must have been a hospital because she had been deathly ill. She speaks to a little girl in the next bed who is healthy and vibrant, but said she had diphtheria, an illness that was most often fatal at the time. After a short time, Mary’s sister, Kate, came to her bed. Mary was at first incredulous. “It can’t be Kate. Kate’s dead,” she remarked. Kate explained to Mary that she had died and that she would take her out of the recovery area to have a reunion with their family who had previously died.
You can listen to a man from the afterlife describing the reception area at www.earthschoolanswers.com/rupert/.
You may awaken in a comfortable room, perhaps like a familiar room from childhood
Many people awaken in a comfortable home, sometimes like the home they lived in during their childhoods if that was a happy time for them. Their loved ones are there when they awaken. Pets may crowd around. The person awakening there has just been in a sickbed or accident on earth, so they at first are confused. The loved ones around them explain what has happened and that they are in the next period of their eternal lives. It is a time full of love and joy.
Alexandra, queen consort of King Edward VII of Great Britain, describes in a recording after her death how she awoke in a setting that was just like her childhood home. This is her description from medium Leslie Flint’s session in which she came through:
I…remember very vividly awakening in a room which was very reminiscent of a room that I’ve been very fond of, many years previously in my earthly existence. In every way it seemed to be an exact replica: the colorings, the materials, the furnishings. In fact everything about it was a perfect reproduction; in fact, so much so, that I did not realize at first that I passed on at all. And I remember only too well the very beautiful view from the window, with the beautiful green grass, lawn and terrace and at the bottom, far in the distance, the river.
In the rest of her account, she said there were many family members and friends around her, as though they were in a reception. She met them with great joy.
You can hear Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Queen Consort of Edward VII of England, describe in a Leslie Flint session where she found herself upon awakening: www.earthschoolanswers.com/alexandra/.
You may awaken in a pleasant natural setting in the afterlife
In other accounts given by people who have made the transition, the person awakens in a natural setting and is greeted by a loved one. In one example from Leslie Flint’s session recordings, a man named George Wilmot, who had been a “rag and bone” merchant in the earth realm, described waking after his transition in a field under a tree. He said he was greeted by his horse, Jenny, who had transitioned several years previously. You can listen to his account at www.earthschoolanswers.com/jenny/.
There are other conditions people find themselves in after they die. Each person is in a condition that suits their lives and needs. The transition to life after death is full of regard for the person. It is never a random event.
What happens when people die suddenly?
People who transition suddenly and unexpectedly in the prime of life typically describe transitions that are markedly different from those who transition after a period of illness. They may continue with their activities in the moments after transitioning. They may watch events unfold around their lifeless bodies. Someone comes to help them understand that they have transitioned out of the body. It could be a loved one, an acquaintance whom they knew had passed, or a helper who has accepted the role of helping people who are confused when they cross into the next stage of life.
Listen to the recording of a man named Alf Pritchett describing his experience of suddenly being out of his body in World War I: www.earthschoolanswers.com/alf/.
You will not change after you die
Your mind will not change after the transition. You will have the same feelings as before. If someone was angry and hostile in this life, the anger and hostility remain. If the person was humble and loving, the humility and loving nature are still there. All your skills, memories, attitudes, preferences, and desires remain the same. You will not become all-knowing. You will still be the same person, just in a different environment, the afterlife.
No one cares about what happens to the body
Those living in the afterlife testify that when the person no longer uses the body it can be buried, cremated, or left to the elements; the person has no need for it or interest in it. Never once in all that I have read from people who have lived through the transition did someone remain attached to their body in any way after the transition, although someone may attend their funeral unaffected by and uninterested in the body lying in the casket.
There are glorious, happy reunions in the life after death
There are always reunions with the people and pets the person loved while in Earth School, although the reunion may be delayed when the transition is sudden or when the person goes through a period of rest or sleep. Family, friends, and even acquaintances have a joyous coming-home experience with the new arrival. Most are joyful reunions with family members. However, Michael Newton writes about the description he received of a reunion organized by a soul group.
If we don’t want to see someone, that person will not ever come into our presence. As with all our activities forever in our lives, we choose the people we want to meet and those we want to live with. We don’t have to voice our reservations about seeing someone. Our Universal Intelligence knows who we don’t want to see.
You can visit loved ones still living on earth
The first thoughts of many who transition to the afterlife is of their loved ones still on earth. They wonder how they are or wish to see them and are either guided to them or immediately are in their presence in Earth School. However, most are very disappointed when their loved ones cannot see or her them. Their loved ones make no response to their presence.
Conclusion about the life after death
We know with certainty what happens leading up to the death transition, during it, and after it. We know what our lives will be like in the afterlife. Today for the first time in human history, we know as much about our future in the next life as we know the history of life in this life.